Global Financial Controller - FinTech

McGregor Boyall


Ref: NP388-637

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The objective of the role is to keep the companies finances meticulously correct and powerfully informative. You will have both an immediate and lasting impact on all company operations. Based out of the Dubai HQ, the FC will oversee global financial operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

* This will include all areas of finance operations, including statutory financial reporting, management / investor reporting, audits, budgeting and planning, treasury management, as well as taxation and compliance.
* You will be building the finance function from scratch, whilst catering to the fast paced requirements of a rapidly growing tech company.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


We are looking for an experienced finance professional with a proven track record of building and leading diverse teams to form a strong and effective finance function. To be successful in the role, we need a motivated self-starter with an engaging personality and strategic acumen who thrives in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate;

* At least 8 years of relevant and progressive experience in financial reporting and controlling, with at least 2 years in a similar leadership role in a fast paced environment, ideally a fintech company.
* Big 4 experience will be a plus.
* A professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA or equivalent).
* Strong knowledge of IFRS, financial reporting mechanisms and consolidations.
* Experience in implementing an ERP system.
* Strong managerial and leadership abilities to lead multiple geographically spread teams from the HQ, whilst simultaneously managing other stakeholders.
* A passion to build things from scratch and not just handle a pre-existing infrastructure.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to challenge different teams across the organization
* Fluency in English is a must. French and/or Arabic would be an added advantage.

About the Company

Established in 1987, McGregor Boyall is a global recruitment consultancy providing permanent and contract / interim professionals across a wide variety of disciplines including Technology, Risk, Finance, Compliance, Legal, Marketing and HR & Talent Management. Since our inception, we have built an unrivalled reputation for helping organisations recruit the very best talent to ensure that they realise their business and operational objectives.

Headquartered in the city of London, and with further offices throughout the UK (Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow) as well as globally in Dubai and Singapore, we are able to offer recruitment solutions throughout the UK & Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

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